German apparently polysemic terms and his translation into Spanish
Thread poster: Pablo Bouvier

Pablo Bouvier  Identity Verified
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German to Spanish
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Jul 16, 2010

I have seen many times the words from the list below as synonyms, even in renowned dictionaries. However, there are specific technical differences between. So I wanted to ask if you agree with the proposed translations below.

I dis not ask this at the terminology questions, because translationa are already proposed and I would like to avoid endless discussions on apparently polysemic terms, but that in fact are not. At least, imho.


schmirgeln = esmerilar
polieren = pulir
schleifen = lijar
glätten = alisar

TIA for share your opinion. If you have some other confusing terms of the same area, please add them to the list with his translation in Spanish.


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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 03:54
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Don't know about Spanish... Jul 16, 2010

...but perhaps a little help in English:

schmirgeln = rub with sandpaper
polieren = polish
schleifen = grind
glätten = smoothen


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